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Courses - Spring 2019
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SPHL100
Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in SPHL-School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: SPHL100, PHSC300 or SPHL600.
An overview of the goals, functions, and methods of public health. After an introduction to the core concepts and tools used in public health research and practice, applications of these methodologies are considered in the context of current controversies/problems in public health. Students work together to develop strategies for prevention and control that take into consideration different points of view, outside research, and impacts on individuals and communities.
SPHL240
Public Health Engagement
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be a transfer student with 60 credits or less; and must be in a major in SPHL-School of Public Health.
Additional information: The course will include a significant physical activity component.
Public Health Engagement is a transfer transition course that provides an opportunity for transfer students to engage in the professional culture of the public health field and to build community while navigating a large, public institution. Instructors use research, physical activity, and academic engagement to stimulate community building across all majors within the School of Public Health. Students will engage with public health issues, academic resources, solution-driven grant writing, identity development, faculty and alumni support systems, and group and individual physical activities. A partnership of 3 sectors within the school, this course is taught by an interdisciplinary team fostering public health practice and community building while promoting successful transition, integration and retention.
SPHL600
Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be a graduate student within the School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: SPHL100, PHSC300 or SPHL600.
An overview of the goals, functions, and methods of public health. After an introduction to the core concepts and tools used in public health research and practice, applications of these methodologies are considered in the context of current controversies/problems in public health. Students work together to develop strategies for prevention and control that taken into consideration different points of view, outside research, and impacts on individuals and communities.
SPHL610
Program and Policy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Credits: 5
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Completion of SPHL 601, 602, and 603 with a grade of B- or better in each. Note that completion of SPHL 601, 602, and 603 with a B- or better is a graduation requirement for the MPH/MHA degrees; and concurrent enrollment in SPHL 611.
Restriction: Must be in a graduate student in SPHL-School of Public Health.
This second course in the MPH/MHA integrated core sequence will prepare students to engage in the important tasks of assessing population and patient needs, implementing and evaluating culturally appropriate public health programs, policies, and interventions, and pursuing appropriate resources to support activities through the policy process and via effective use of power in the face of competing interests. The course will be a mix of individual and team-based assignments based upon an existing or newly identified problem, in addition to case studies, interactive simulations, and applied writing assignments.
SPHL611
Public Health Ethics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed SPHL601; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be a graduate student in the School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: EPIB641, KNES689Y, or SPHL611..
Formerly: EPIB641, KNES689Y.
Overview and discussion of ethical issues that face public health practitioners.
SPHL612
Research Ethics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be a graduate student in the School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: EPIB641, KNES689Y or SPHL612.
Formerly: EPIB641, KNES689Y.
Overview and discussion of ethical issues that face public health researchers.